Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D5500

Winner
Nikon D5300

100

Nikon D5500

97

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
200 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5500

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.8"

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competitors

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$579 - $719 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$398 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

Nikon D5500 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$579 - $719 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weight Heavier
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$739 - $997 body only

$1,099 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies

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